One million robots are “employed” in the auto industry

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The automotive industry has the largest number of robots employed in factories

The latest data shows that there are as many as one million robots working in factories around the world, which is a third of all robots employed in industry, according to data from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).

“The auto industry really invented automated manufacturing,” says Marina Bill, the federation’s president. “Today, robots are playing a key role in enabling this industry’s transition from internal combustion engines to electric power. Robotic automation is helping automakers manage wholesale changes to time-consuming production methods and technologies.”

The so-called the frequency of the use of robots shows the level of automation in industrial production, he states The largest is in Korea, where there are 2,867 robots in operation for every 10,000 employees. Germany is in second place with 1500 robots, while the USA is in third place with 1457 robots. Japan is very close with 1422 robots, while China is a bit further, in fifth place, with only 772 robots.

However, China is closing in at breakneck speed. During 2021, it almost doubled the number of active robots by installing 61,598 robots, which is 52% of the total installed 119,405 robots in that year in the world.


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